Sony PS4 games will support PS Vita Remote Play as standard

Move over Wii U – you'll be able to stream (almost) all PlayStation 4 games to Sony's handheld console

Sony's PS Vita is an impressive piece of kit – but sales of the handheld console haven't exactly set the world alight. That could change with the news that all Sony PlayStation 4 games will be compatible with the Vita using Remote Play streaming.

Back at the PlayStation 4 launch event, Dave Perry of cloud gaming service Gaikai revealed that Vita compatibility with the PS4 was a "long-term goal" for Sony. Now Shuhei Yoshida, President of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, has revealed that all PS4 games will be compatible with Remote Play as standard. "Yes, it's true unless the game requires specific hardware like the camera," he wrote on Twitter.

The PS Vita doesn't have L2 and R2 triggers, unlike the PS4's DualShock 4 controller – but that won't be a problem, according to Yoshida, who notes that "Developers can remap controls using front and back touch panel, for example."

Streaming games to the controller was one of the Nintendo Wii U's big selling points – now that Sony's muscling in on Ninty's territory, it's a fairly safe bet that we'll be seeing PS4/PS Vita bundles in the shops when the console eventually arrives.

[Twitter via Eurogamer]